Building a new network


Rochdale will soon experience high-speed broadband, courtesy of IX Wireless. Final plans are underway to build and maintain

our new network, which will provide fast and reliable connections for seamless streaming, superfast gaming, online learning,

and clear video calls for remote workers.

Digital inclusion in Rochdale

Join IX Wireless in our mission to provide internet access for everyone. We`re seeking partnerships with local schools, charities, and community groups that can benefit from free internet.

As part of our Internet for everyone campaign, we donate 20% of our network coverage to local organisations and good causes. It`s our way of giving back to the community and ensuring that nobody gets left behind in the digital age.

Planning considerations

IX Wireless is committed to delivering high-speed broadband to residential and business premises in a way that minimises disruption to the local community.

Instead of disruptive dig and cover methods, we use air-fibre technology to deliver broadband directly to our customers. That means less noise pollution and fewer road closures.

Our communication masts are made from 100% sustainable materials.

We have the necessary permits from Ofcom to construct our infrastructure, and our permitted developments licence means we don`t have to apply for planning permission before starting a new build.

Communication strategy

We maintain an open and consistent communication strategy with the public during every stage of a network installation.

Our communication policy includes:

  • Keeping the local community informed on upcoming builds
  • Site notices no later than four weeks in advance where possible
  • Confirmed start date letters posted to local properties no later than ten days in advance where possible

And we always encourage community members to offer feedback or suggestions for improvement.

How the network delivers full fibre broadband

Our cabinets are directly linked to data centres, which sends fibre to the cabinet.

Our telegraph poles then carry fibre cables overhead from the cabinet to our transmitter (broadcasting mast).

The fibre signal is then sent wirelessly from the transmitter to a small receiver fitted to the property.

The transmitter is cabled directly to the router, delivering fibre speeds to the router.